Scherzer was traded from the Nationals to the Dodgers on Thursday along with Trea Turner (COVID-19), in exchange for Keibert Ruiz, Josiah Gray, Gerardo Carrillo and Donovan Casey, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Scherzer will bolster a Dodgers' rotation that has recently been depleted by the loss of Clayton Kershaw (elbow) and Trevor Bauer (personal). He'll be ready to pitch immediately and could debut with the club during their upcoming series against Houston. Though he was recently scratched from a start with a triceps issue, Scherzer allowed only three hits, three walks and one earned run across six innings to earn the win in the first game of the team's doubleheader against the Phillies on Thursday.
Scherzer (triceps) will start the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports.
Scherzer missed his previously scheduled start against the Orioles on Saturday due to mild discomfort in his right triceps, but the Nationals indicated from the start that the issue was a minor one. He felt good following a 40-pitch bullpen session Monday and doesn't appear to be on any restrictions heading into Thursday's game. Executives from around the league will likely be tuning into Scherzer's start, as the veteran righty could be available in a trade, and any potential suitors will want to verify that he is indeed healthy.
Scherzer (triceps) said he felt fine after throwing a 40-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, which leaves him physically ready to pitch Thursday against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Scherzer has checked all the boxes from a physical standpoint in order to return to the mound, but it's become increasingly unlikely that he'll take the ball Thursday, given that he's attracting interest from multiple clubs as Friday's trade deadline approaches. The Nationals will likely clarify their pitching plans in the next day or two, but in any scenario, Scherzer should line up for a start by the end of the week, whether it's with Washington or a new club. Paolo Espino is staying prepared to make a spot start in the event that Scherzer is traded or scratched ahead of Thursday's game.
Scherzer (triceps) threw a successful 40-pitch bullpen session Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday in Baltimore due to right triceps discomfort, but he's now been able to throw on back-to-back days. Although the right-hander was pleased with his results in Monday's bullpen session, he said that he has to wait to see how his tricep feels after a few hours before he has a better idea of his status.
Scherzer (triceps) threw off flat ground Sunday and is expected to throw a bullpen session Monday or Tuesday before the Nationals determine whether he's fit to make his next scheduled start Thursday versus the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Scherzer was scratched ahead of his scheduled start Saturday in Baltimore due to right triceps discomfort, but the Nationals apparently aren't viewing the injury as a major concern. As long as he's able to complete his upcoming bullpen session without incident, Scherzer shouldn't face any major restrictions if he does in fact return to action Thursday. The start in Philadelphia could mark Scherzer's final outing with Washington; the 45-52 Nationals are beginning to fade from the playoff picture and could make their longtime ace and impending free agent available ahead of the July 30 trade deadline.
Manager Davey Martinez said Scherzer (triceps) had clean MRI results and will likely make his next start, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
All signs have pointed to the decision to scratch Scherzer on Saturday being mostly precautionary. More details about his condition should become available in the coming days.
Scherzer won't make his scheduled start Saturday against the Orioles due to mild discomfort in his right tricep, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
While the issue has been described as "mild" and the Nationals are hoping Scherzer can avoid a trip to the injured list and merely delay his start by a few days, it's hard to spin an arm injury for a pitcher as anything but worrisome. Losing Scherzer for an extended period would be a massive blow to the Nationals' already-dwindling playoff hopes, as he's been excellent thus far in his age-36 campaign, cruising to a 2.83 ERA and 35.1 percent strikeout rate. The injury reportedly occurred while hitting, not pitching, which could give some reason for optimism, but whether or not he can indeed avoid the injured list should become clear within the next few days. Jon Lester will start in his place Saturday.
Scherzer allowed four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight in seven innings in Sunday's win over the Padres. He didn't factor into the decision.
Scherzer was dominant in June and during his first outing in July and posted a 1.44 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 25 innings across five starts during that time. However, he's been roughed up in each of his last two starts and has been forced to settle for a no-decision in each of those appearances. The right-hander tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Baltimore on Saturday.
Scherzer pitched 3.2 innings in Thursday's 9-8 loss to San Diego, allowing seven runs on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision.
Washington staked Scherzer to an 8-0 lead after the top of the fourth, but the ace went on to allow seven runs in the bottom of the inning, including serving up a grand slam to pitcher Daniel Camarena, and he was removed with two outs. The outing follows a stretch of no more than two runs permitted in 11 straight starts and the ace heads into the All-Star break with a 7-4 record, 2.66 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 134:22 K:BB.
Scherzer didn't factor into the decision Friday against the Dodgers despite tossing six innings of one-run ball, giving up four hits and a walk while fanning eight.
Scherzer notched his fifth straight outing with one run or fewer allowed, but the bullpen wasted away his excellent effort on the mound against one of the strongest offenses in the National League. The veteran hurler hasn't allowed more than two runs in any outing since the beginning of May and sports an excellent 1.68 ERA with a 0.81 WHIP and 12.5 K/9 over his last 11 appearances. He's slated to pitch again next week on the road against the Padres.
Scherzer (7-4) allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings to earn the win against the Marlins on Sunday.
Scherzer made his second start since returning from the injured list, and he's struck out 15 in 11 innings during those two outings. The right-hander gave up a leadoff triple followed by a one-out double in the bottom of the first inning Sunday, but the Nationals put four runs on the board in the top of the sixth to put him in line for the win. Scherzer has earned wins in three of his last four appearances, and he's posted a 1.42 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 19 innings during that time. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Dodgers on Friday.
Scherzer (6-4) picked up the win Tuesday after holding the Phillies to one run on a pair of hits and three walks while striking out eight across five innings.
Scherzer's only blemish of the night was a solo homer by Bryce Harper in the second inning. While the right-hander did need 103 pitches to complete five innings, he managed to hold the Phillies in check. Scherzer was activated ahead of Tuesday's game after missing the minimum 10 days due to a minor groin injury during his previous start. The 36-year-old will bring a 2.19 ERA and 0.83 WHIP when he lines up to take the mound again Sunday at Miami.
Scherzer (groin) was activated off the injured list as expected Tuesday ahead of his scheduled start against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Scherzer will wind up missing the minimum 10 days after exiting his previous start in the first inning due to a minor groin injury. Given that he missed just a single turn in the rotation, there's little reason to fear for any significant workload restrictions provided his groin holds up. The veteran righty was in vintage form prior to the injury, riding a career-best 36.0 percent strikeout rate to a 2.21 ERA through 13 starts. Kyle Finnegan (hamstring) hit the injured list in a corresponding move.
Scherzer (groin) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday and plans to start Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Scherzer indicated after his bullpen that he intends to start Tuesday's series opener against the Phillies, and the timing of his throwing session lines him up to pitch on normal rest. Scherzer has been on the 10-day injured list since June 12 due to a groin injury, and he's in line for a minimal stay on the IL as long as he doesn't experience any setbacks prior to Tuesday.
Scherzer (groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Scherzer's placement on the injured list was believed to be precautionary, and he's ramped up his throwing intensity recently. If all goes well during Saturday's bullpen, the right-hander could line up to start Tuesday's series opener against Philadelphia.
Scherzer (groin) threw a flat ground session prior to Friday's game against the Mets and is scheduled for a bullpen session Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Scherzer exited his June 11 start with a groin injury and was placed on the injured list Tuesday. Manager Davey Martinez has already hinted that the move to the IL was largely precautionary, and Scherzer's ability to resume throwing Friday further points to him rejoining the rotation shortly after he becomes eligible June 22.
Manager Davey Martinez indicated Tuesday that Scherzer's placement on the injured list was primarily a precautionary decision and that the right-hander is not expected to be on the IL long past the minimum 10 days, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Scherzer was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier Tuesday due to a groin injury suffered in his start against the Giants on Friday. The ace right-hander said he'll be ready to pitch again within a matter of "days, not weeks," but the club decided to play it safe by moving him to the IL. Martinez said the injury is "getting better" and that the club doesn't want to make the issue worse by putting him back on the mound too quickly. Scherzer is eligible to be reinstated June 22, so assuming no setbacks, he figures to rejoin the rotation sometime soon after.
The Nationals placed Scherzer (groin) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, retroactive to June 12, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Scherzer exited his Friday start against the Giants after tweaking his groin in the first inning. He was officially labeled day-to-day and was able to play catch Sunday, though Washington decided to scratch him from his Wednesday start. It's not entirely clear whether the right-hander's groin issue has worsened in recent days or Washington is placing him on the IL as a precautionary measure. With the move retroactive to June 12, Scherzer will be eligible to be reinstated June 22, but it's unclear at this point whether he'll need more time before returning to the mound. Justin Miller was recalled from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding roster move.
Scherzer's groin is improving, but he won't make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Pirates, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Scherzer left his previous start Friday against the Giants after just 12 pitches. He's not concerned about any long-term issues, but it looks as though he'll miss at least one turn in the rotation. Paolo Espino is the top candidate to make a spot start in his absence.
Scherzer (groin) was able to play catch on the field prior to Sunday's game against the Giants, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Per Zuckerman, Scherzer is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, and if all goes well, he'll be cleared to make his next turn through the rotation Wednesday versus the Pirates. Scherzer tossed just 12 pitches in his most recent start Friday against the Giants before exiting due to groin inflammation.
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